We are sad to announce that our Chairman Hugh Hoffman has resigned due to personal reasons. Hugh has given a lot of time and dedication to the Society and his input will be missed. In the meantime our Vice Chairman Andrew Campbell is going to step up until the AGM in June
The Fife Family & Local History Fair, took place on Saturday 8 October in the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline. The event included a series of talks and an exhibition area with stalls run by a number of Family History Societies and Local History groups, both from Fife and from further afield.
In addition, the event had an ‘Ask the Expert’ area run by The Scottish Genealogy Network with specialists helping visitors overcome brick walls in their research. This proved a great success and thanks go to Emma Maxwell for organising the SGN stand and all the other stall holders for supporting the event. Scotland's Urban Past ran two workshops walking visitors through the steps to the Historic Environment Scotland online archive, "Canmore".
Winner of the Scottish Hamper was Caroline Makein from St Andrews.
Winner of the free membership was Jim Mason of Lochgelly.
We hope you enjoyed the Fair and thank you for supporting us by attending.
Speakers on the day were:
The Opening of the Fife FHS Research Room in Cupar was on 20 August. The ribbon was cut by Archie Lumsden our Hon Vice-President. There was a steady stream of visitors looking for information on their Fife Families.
L to Right - Sara Kelly and Susan Turnbull of Fife Cultural Trust/Cupar Library, Archie Lumsden, Committee Members Frances Black, Alison Murray, Roddy Greig and Andrew Campbell.
Fife Family History Society makes donations to local organisations who reflect the society’s aims, and the latest donation was to SWACS (Save the Wemyss Ancient Caves Society) who received a £500 donation.
SWACS exists to protect and save the Wemyss Caves and their unique drawings. Roddy Greig presented the cheque on behalf of the history society to SWACS’ David Anderson.
CENTENARY OF THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND
TO COMPLEMENT THE EXHIBITION IN THE CRAIL MUSEUM AND HERITAGE CENTRE THERE WILL BE A TALK ON
THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND
COMMANDER DAVID HOBBS
WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE 2016
AT 7.30PM IN THE KIRK HALL, CRAIL
TICKETS ARE £7 AND INCLUDE REFRESHMENTS
THEY ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE CRAIL MUSEUM AND HERITAGE CENTRE DURING OPENING HOURS AT WEEKENDS & BANK HOLIDAYS AND FROM PENMAN BUTCHERS, CRAIL
Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation Charity No SC023505